Join us Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for our February Houston Chapter Professional Development meeting. Our speaker will be Jesse B. Thompson III, Business Economist with the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The topic will be “Economic Update & Outlook.”
5:30 PM – Check In
6:00 PM – Dinner & Presentation
7:15 PM – Networking
The Magnolia Hotel
1100 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Members & Guests:
$40.00 – Dinner & Meeting
Students & Educators:
$35.00 – Dinner & Meeting
Overview & Course Learning Objectives
Through participation in this course, participants will:
- Hear an update on the regional economy.
- Learn about the trends in regional industries and how they may affect different parts of the Houston area in the coming year.
- Learn about the forecast of employment growth and economic activity in the region
Jesse Thompson is the Business Economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He joined the Dallas Fed in 2010, and performs research and analysis of issues affecting Houston and Gulf Coast Economy. In particular he studies issues surrounding regional hydrocarbon industries. Mr. Thompson assists in the collection of information for the Beige Book publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, is the author of the Monthly Houston Economic Indicators, and also contributes to the Southwest Economy, a publication of the Dallas Fed. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Business Economist and serves on the board of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Business Economists, and is currently serving as an officer in the Houston Chapter of the United States Association of Energy Economists. Born and raised in the Houston Area, Thompson has been married for over 11 years and has three wonderful children.